Fall in Love Like a Comic! #1 - Volume 1

is a manga book published by Shogakukan that was released on 12/19/2002

Plot Summary

Viz Edition Release Date: October 2, 2007

Rena asks Tomoya to be her boyfriend, hoping that gaining some experience in dating will help her improve her manga. Rena is positive that Tomoya is only dating her to help her out, but that doesn't stop her from falling in love...

Fall in Love Like a Comic! ,or Manga Mitaina Koishitai!, is a shojo manga series written and drawn by professional mangaka Chitose Yagami. It was first seen in Ciao, a Japanese magazine focused on shojo manga, in Japan and published by Shogakukan. In 2007 Viz media, a major producer of manga in North America, licensed the franchise and released in North America. In 2001, the sequel,Zoku Manga Mitaina Koi Shitai!, was released in Japan and was released in North America in 2008 under the title Fall in Love Like a Comic! vol. 2, again by Viz Media.

The plot of the story is focused on Rena Sakura,a high school aged girl with a major secret. She is a professional Mangaka. She doesn't want anyone to know because her school is strict and would not be happy to know she drew steamy love scenes for her shojo manga. She dreams of falling in love with someone who is just like the characters she draws in her manga, but she has never had a boyfriend and rarely talks to boys. Her editor tells her that her manga could go far if only she gain some experience in what she wrote. While drawing a steamy scene, Ren runs into Tomoya, her high school's most handsome and popular boy. She quickly runs away, but in the process ends up leaving her manga and Tomoya finds out. Tomoya calls her out on drawing such manga and her having no experience, in which Rena then retorts by asking him to be her boyfriend so she could gain experience. Rena asked him to teach her all about having a boyfriend and being in love , so she could better her work. Tomoya readily accepts because he likes Rena a lot, but eventually gets

Rena and Tomoya
Rena and Tomoya

mad when he realizes Rena looks at him as a character for her manga not as a real person. Eventually, they both profess their love for each other and become an item.


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SO cute Reviewed by Pepper on March 13, 2010. Pepper has written 3 reviews. His/her last review was for Volume 1. 1 out of 1 users recommend his reviews. 1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
It is very predictable and we have seen similar plots like this all the time.  However, most manga is pretty redundant.  Its a very short series, your looking at simply two volumes and a couple of unrelated short stories also.  The art is decent, but im not a fan of how Chitose draws her girls.  The redeeming points of this manga is that its terribly funny and completely celebrates the quirks of girls and guys.  Rena , the main character, is a mangaka and an undercover one at that.  She writes completely risque smut and is caught by the most popular guy at school. She is called out for writing about what she does not "know".  Obviously he plans on teaching her.  But, what he really teaches her is romance and that she deserves to be loved and that she is lovely.  I was really annoyed though with Rena's maturity level.  Every time Tomoya ( her guy) kisses her or does anything romantic, she melts.... LITERALLY. It happens quite frequently, and it was only cute a couple of times after that it felt like she was ten or something. Its a good read if a person is looking for a little amusement.  also pretty good for young girls around eleven-ish. 
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